Friday, July 1, 2016

Tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Fred Eaglesmith

         With July 4th soon upon us, I thought it appropriate to put together a compilation of Bruce Springsteen covers.  After all, for folks of a certain age, he embodies a certain kind of ragged, authentic Americana.  In the spirit of comity with our neighbors to the North, I thought it only fair to also put together a compilation of Fred Eaglesmith covers as he seems to embody a similar version of Canadiana, if you will.  In doing so, I owe a debt of gratitude to blog reader KevinPat who sent me a great bunch of Fred Eaglesmith covers that make up the majority of the compilation.

Some Boss Covers

Dancing In The Dark Tegan and Sara
Open All Night Son Volt
Highway Patrolman Johnny Cash
State Trooper Deanna Carter
Badlands Patterson Hood
Downbound Train Kurt Vile
Atlantic City Hank III
Tiger Rose Sonny Burgess
Pink Cadillac Graham Parker
The Price You Pay Emmylou Harris
Wreck On The Highway Nils Lofgren
Tougher Than The Rest Everything But The Girl
I'm On Fire Bat For Lashes
Brilliant Disguise Elvis Costello
Valentine's Day Hem

Wish I Was a Freight Train

He's a Good Dog Audrey Auld
White Rose Slaid Cleaves
Harold Wilson John D. Hale Band
Freight Train Heather Waters
Thirty Years of Farming James King
Bell Teddy Morgan
Pontiac Rod Picott
Carmelita Cowboy Junkies
A Pretty Good Guy Chris Knight
Time to Get a Gun Miranda Lambert
Gettin' to Me Rod Picott
Spookin' the Horses Tamara Williamson
Cigarette Machine Mary Gauthier
Carter Bill & Kasey Chambers
Flowers in the Dell Robbie Fulks


Farbror H said...

Both comps look fantastic, but the downloads don't work, I get to FileFactory but can't start d/l. Will try another browser later...

Farbror H said...

Worked fine with Safari (on Mac), but FileFactory download fails with Chrome browser.
Thanks for this stuff!!

Anonymous said...

go back to zippyshare

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you see comments on four year old posts, so I'm trying again here. Your June 21, 2012 upload of Chris Gaffney and the Cold Hard Facts is no longer any good. I've been searching for that one for years, still not in print. Can you re-up it?


Ishkabibliophile said...

Farbror and Anonymous,

Sorry about the filefactory problems, but if you click on the wrong image you may download malware.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Just re-upped it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the Chris Gaffney re-up! Finally got it after all these years!

Mark Sutherland said...

Thank you for these and all the other wonderful music you've shared.

Farbror H said...

I think you can find some Gaffney stuff on this blog:

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome!!